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Pils - Heater Allen Brewing

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91
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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 14
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heater Allen Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly known as "Pale Lager Beer".
1.012 BG, 5.0%, 38 IBU, 3.8 SRM

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 12-15-2007)
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Beermasterjarrett, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.03/5  rDev -26.1%

Attractive big pile of foam in the Peroni lager glass. Thick and long-lasting suds, bubbles streaming. This is more thick-bodied than crisp. Plenty of carbonation in the mouth.

Flavor is jammy and tastes like it's flavored with something. Resiny hop bitterness. Dank finish with a quite bitter aftertaste. There is something gummy about it. Cereal taste with some acidic notes.

This does not seem like a very good example of a Pilsner. It's a nondescript light beer that fails to be refreshing. Price was an eyebrow-raising $6.69 for the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bine & Vine in San Diego.

mactrail, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of anteater
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

anteater, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Kurmaraja, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

mdaschaf, Jan 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

TaborTime, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of anarchia
4.61/5  rDev +12.4%

Golden, almost translucent. Thick & sudsy head adds to the overall mouthfeel. Lacing all over the glass. Sweet aroma with a very faint hint of apples/lemon, then earthy/spicy hops. Thick and sweet in the mouth with a very dry finish. Sweet like honey, lemon flavor adds nice acidity. Sharp hop bitterness at the end, perfect balance. Was excited to try this after loving their Hefeweizen last year. Heater-Allen really knows how to brew lagers. Try'em if you can find'em!

anarchia, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev -2.4%

shelby415, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of Reagan1984
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Reagan1984, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of switzer
4/5  rDev -2.4%

switzer, Jul 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

kscaldef, Jul 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

dimitrov, May 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Kopfschuss, Apr 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

digita7693, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of Murrhey
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%

Poured from a standard pressure-cap bomber into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- One-finger white head. Fluffy and decent retention. Semi-cloudy straw-colored body. Clarity is relatively high. Sticky white lacing. Fine looking beer.

S- Some fragrant floral hops and tad of grassiness. Floral and fruity. Best pilsner aroma I've ever had.

T- Slightly fruity and biscuity. Not super complex flavors, but some bitter hop backbone. Pretty nice, I would enjoy this on a hot day.

M- Surprisingly full-bodied and wet. Carbonation is pronounced.

O- Best Pilsner I've ever had.

Murrhey, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of Hollenbeck2
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Hollenbeck2, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of Sarlacc83
4.48/5  rDev +9.3%

22oz bottle from Belmont Station/maltmaster420. Served in Pilsner glass.

A: Clear straw color with a 1" slightly receding head. A drifting of bubbles. Spot on for the style.

N: Slight floral presence and some dry malt/biscuit. Pine and earth floor. It's very subdued and clean in the way I expect a fresh pils to be.

T: Straight forward hop bitterness with a pronounced spruce/pine and earth tone. Some black peppercorn. Biscuit. This is extremely clean and impressive.

M: Surprisingly full, maybe a tad too much for the style.

O: An excellent representation that's worthy of its accolades. Clean, balanced, and shining. A showcase for the style, and an important reminder how important freshness is for Pilsners.

Sarlacc83, Nov 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

nmann08, Jul 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

fitius5150, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of KDawg
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%

poured from bomber into glass. Pours a great clear straw color with a small head.

Crisp and pristine with really good aromas of crackers, noble hops, and grains. Very good depth and very aromatic.

Really good light body with a delicious crisp feel and flavors of crackers, biscuits and noble hops.

This was a spot on pilsner. Wonderful lighter body and real crisp. It was a real good night capper.

KDawg, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of rinhaak
4.1/5  rDev 0%

Bottle poured into pilsener glass.

The nose is a subtle blend of biscuit, earth, and grass. Flavors of lemon, hops, and a hint of honey. Lightly sweet and floral at the outset, it morphs into a dry, hoppy finish that is excellent. Much more body than the typical Pilsener, it is full of carbonation that spritzes the tongue.

This is an excellent Pilsener: not anything overly fancy or overwhelming, but tremendously well balanced, refreshing, and nicely flavorful. A beer I could certainly enjoy again and again.

Thanks to OregonMonster for the trade!

rinhaak, Jun 22, 2012
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3.08/5  rDev -24.9%

22oz bottle into tulip pint.

Pours a clear, golden yellow with a fizzy, foamy white head.

Grassy hops and light cracker malt backing in both the aroma and taste. The hops are a bit more prominent in the nose, while the malt is the focal point in the taste.

Medium body, with average carbonation.

A good beer, but I was hoping for just a bit more complexity.

vkv822, Apr 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

rogerthegill, Apr 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

jjohnston87, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
2.53/5  rDev -38.3%

First had: bottle from Beermongers, Portland, OR

Poured into a pint glass at home (this beer traveled a distance indeed), a crystal clear golden yellow; an aggressive pour yielded a huge four finger head, which receded to about one finger, then to a thin patchy layer that retained throughout the session; nice crusty lacing on the glass. Smell of grains, pils malts (surprise!). Taste of sweet pils malt, clean fresh floral hops, grassy, a touch of spice in the aftertaste. I was told this was a highly desirable pils that is unique from many of the others I may be used to, but really it's about the same as any run-of-the-mill Czech pilsner. Not bad, but really not my style. Light mouthfeel, crisp, and definitely highly drinkable: goes down easy and goes well with food. Attractive and drinkable for the style, just really not my thing.

Rifugium, Jan 08, 2012
Pils from Heater Allen Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.